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Presenter's Biography
Coty Gonzalez, PhD

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Coty Gonzalez, PhD

Coty Gonzalez is an associate research professor in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). She is the founding Director of the Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory at CMU.

Dr. Gonzalez obtained a PhD in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University in 1996. She was initially appointed as an assistant and then an associate professor in the Computer Engineering Department at Universidad de las Americas in Mexico, before arriving to CMU in 1997. At CMU she was a post-doctoral fellow in the Tepper School of Business for three years before becoming an assistant professor in the Social and Decision Sciences department in 2000.

Gonzalez uses multiple research methods including laboratory experiments with interactive decision making games (DMGames) and cognitive computational modeling.

Dr. Gonzalez’ research goal is to provide concrete theories, methods, and tools that will improve how individuals make decisions in dynamic environments. She uses multiple research methods including laboratory experiments with interactive decision making games (DMGames) and cognitive computational modeling. Her research is sponsored by a variety of institutions: National Science Foundation, the Army Research Laboratories, and the Office of Naval Research, among others. She has published numerous articles and presented her work in several national and international meetings.

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